telomere

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tel·o·mere

 (tĕl′ə-mîr′, tē′lə-)
n.
Either of the sections of DNA occurring at the ends of a chromosome.

telomere

(ˈtɛləˌmɪə)
n
(Genetics) genetics either of the ends of a chromosome
[C20: from Greek telos end + meros part]

tel•o•mere

(ˈtɛl əˌmɪər, ˈti lə-)
n.
the segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
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The study further used southern blot analysis and immunofluorescence to analyse the alternative lengthening of telomeres mechanism.
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